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Cash-strapped Americans are willing to leverage their homes to pay the...

As U.S. household debt rises and wages stagnate, millions of Americans are thinking about tapping into home equity to keep up with day-to-day expenses.Twenty-four...
SOURCE: FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

Economic progress, backsliding and confusion coexist in R.I.

While the numbers don’t lie, it would seem they often don’t tell a very clear story, either. So it is with a snapshot of...
At last, moving in the right direction
After seeing labor-force growth in the early part of the century until the Great Recession hit, Rhode Island began a long slide in the number of people actively engaged in the marketplace, either employed or looking for work. Finally, in 2017 the state’s labor force has shown significant strides forward, and given that the unemployment rate is falling, too, it is good news.
 / Source: R.I. Department of Labor and Training

R.I. must confront consequences of decade and a half of tepid...

Until the Great Recession hit here (a little before the rest of the nation), Little Rhody opened the 21st century on a roll. The...
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

With labor force growth comes job growth, too

For a number of years, observers of the region’s ­economies have noted Rhode Island’s poorly performing labor force.Following the Great Recession, the number of...
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